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How do you see a list of closed questions?

I'm not sure if I have the privileges to see them. But, in theory, how would someone with the appropriate privileges see a list of questions that have been closed? Or perhaps a list of still-open ...
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How to access V'dibarta Bam

How do I access the mi yodeya chat 'V'dibarta Bam'? I'm using the stack exchange android app.
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Why was this question auto-deleted?

This question sat around at +1 for a while. It recently picked up a downvote (so score 0) and was auto-deleted by Community. According to Turbocharging the Roomba, old closed questions with no ...
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Deleted merge target

Referencing Iron before the Iron Age (#18447) was merged to this post (#18453), which was subsequently deleted, resulting in the following unfortunate consequences: 18447 is closed and locked, so it ...
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Hebrew directional “bug”

I know right to left languages are hard to accommodate in left to right processors, but I found an error in the one SE uses. If you are scrolling through a chunk of Hebrew text, pressing the left ...
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How does user with low rep address a locked post?

When a post is locked comments and edits are disabled. If a user has less than 20 rep the user cannot participate in chat. How can a user with low rep address a question of theirs which is locked?
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How to ping other users

What are the rules of pinging? You can ping a user on comments and in chat, but the rules for doing so aren't clear. You can ping a user by commenting on his post and by writing @username in a ...
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Unable to edit own deleted question

Based on this, it seems like I should be able to edit my own post which I have deleted; however, I am unable to edit a post which I have deleted and want to edit before undeleting. The edit button is ...
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Is there a way to contact a specific user outside of threads?

I'm sorry if this is answered somewhere on the help page, but I couldn't find it if it is. Is there a way to leave a message for a specific user (or moderator) outside of any specific thread? Also, (...
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Does the order of tags matter?

E.g. in https://judaism.stackexchange.com/posts/3248/revisions, the editors clearly applied significance to the ordering of tags (besides for adding more). But, does it matter at all?
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Why is the accept ratio not displayed anymore?

Why does the percentage of questions for which a user has accepted an answer not appear anymore? Is there a way to see this information?
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What's the 'Frequent' sort function?

What is the function of the 'Frequent' sorting option on the Questions tab?
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Why do points earned on closed questions count?

Why do points that are earned on closed questions count for the asker and answerer?
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Can we see our personal stats?

Is it possible to view our personal stats on the site (number of x until level y or badge z)? If so, how? If not, is there any feature being worked on for this?
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New registered user not receiving privileges

A new user recently registered his account, but his rep score is still below the 101 "automatic" rep score of a registered user, and (as a result) he does not have privileges like commenting on ...
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What Do I Do if Someone is Systematically Downvoting my Answers?

I hope this is the right place to post this question! I just found that, about two hours ago, eleven answers of mine were suddenly downvoted, including some from several months ago. I can only assume ...
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How can I delete my account? [duplicate]

I inadvertently created an account at this StackExchange site but am not going to be using it, and I like to keep my StackExchange account as clean as possible, so I'd like to delete it. I have not ...
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Unanswered questions with answers?

Why is it that many of the questions that appear when a user clicks "Unanswered" from the main page have answers? What is the unanswered catagory? Is it questions without an accepted answer?
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Why don't we have the “general reference” close option?

EL&U has among its reasons for a close vote "general reference". I wanted to vote to close this question for that reason, but it doesn't appear on our list. Should it, or did EL&U do ...
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“Edit tags” link is missing; is that a reputation privilege?

It used to be that if I hovered over the end of the row of tags I would see an "edit tags" link. I no longer see this; I'm not sure how long it's been gone, but possibly since graduation. Is this a ...
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What does a rep loss for “user was removed” mean?

Today I lost rep with the following notation: -10 8 mins ago removed User was removed What does this mean? Some user had up-voted one of my answers (or two of my questions) and was ...
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Community Wiki by default?

I've edited this answer 12 times, each time trying to improve it in some way. Suddenly it is marked as community wiki. Did a mod do this, or did I accidentally do this (by clicking on community wiki ...
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Why can't I edit posts on meta?

I have the required 500 rep on the main site so that I can edit posts, but why don't I see the edit link here on meta? Main page screenshot: Meta page screenshot:
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Following a question

Is there a way to "follow" a question (i.e. get a message in your Stack Exchange inbox whenever someone comments on or answers it)? If not, can that feature be added?
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Are flags supposed to be automatically marked “helpful” when the community closes/deletes the flagged post?

I recently asked a question on what happens to a flag when the post it refers to is deleted by the community. It appears that the flag is deleted from the queue and ignored (as far as flag weight ...
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Linking to specific answers or comments

How do I give someone a link to a specific answer or comment? I know I can, but the only way I can do it now is to go to my user's recent activity and grab the link from there. Is there an easier way?...
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Automated check for question quality

What would cause a question to receive the following message: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: It does not meet our quality standards. (When I added a few words to my question, it ...
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How can I get notified when questions or answers I posted a comment to get more comments?

I know I can click on the activity tab of my profile to see all the comments, questions, and answers I've posted. I also know that I can click on the responses tab to see all the comments on questions ...
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Maintaining Hebrew word order when copying from SE to MS Word

When I was typesetting Hagada - Mi Yodeya, I discovered that, at least in most cases, when I copied text from posts here on Mi Yodeya Meta into MS Word, my typesetting tool of choice, the order of ...
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Delete posts — how can we appeal?

My answers to a post were deleted as "not answering the question." I admit they didn't answer the direct halachic question (I'm not qualified!) specifically, but did provide an answer/solution. It was ...
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100 suggested-edit reviews but no Proofreader badge

On the main site, the suggested-edit review page shows that I have reviewed 104 suggested edits. When I'd reviewed 100, I should have gotten the Proofreader badge. I don't have that badge. What gives? ...
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Questions about the site

Is there a chat room for this site? Are you allowed to ask a question of a question, ie., seek further clarification to an answer to your question? Are you allowed to razzle dazzle your posts with ...
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Nice links in comments

How do I insert a nice looking link where the displayed text is not the URL (this as opposed to this: h​ttp://meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1914/3073) in a comment?
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Closing back-doors to deleted content for halachic reasons

This question has been deleted, but is still available through a click in a comment. Furthermore, the closed question puts attention (first link) to content who's author deleted it on halachic grounds....
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What are “secret” hats?

I've been awarded two "secret hats" this week. What are there significance, if anything? I've got one that says IG-88 and another that says Johnny Three-Hats. The FAQ is intentionally vague on ...
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Why wasn't this bounty auto-awarded?

The bounty documentation includes the following explanation about auto-awards: If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer during the bounty period, ...
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What topics are in- and out-of-scope on Mi Yodeya?

What topics are in-scope on Mi Yodeya? Can I see some examples? What topics are out-of-scope on Mi Yodeya? Can I see some examples? Where can I discuss changing these guidelines?
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I recently returned after a while and found my user profile changed

I finally got back to perusing Mi Yodeya after a "vacation"... when I looked at my profile, it looks like my Facebook page picture replaced the colored splotch, and my full name and email was on there....
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Consecutive Visits

I was on Mi Yodeya every day this past week or so and I just went to look at how many days I have been on consecutively and it says 1. How is this possible? Am I missing something?
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Having issues with my StackExchange login

I didn't think my StackExchange user (the one I use for chat) had a different login than my mi.yodeya user. It's always been pretty seamless navigating between the two. Well, I just reinstalled my ...
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Merge balak tag into parashat-balak tag

In keeping with the tags for other parshiot (search for 'parashat' on the tags page), can the balak tag be merged into the parashat-balak tag?
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What happens to close votes if the user dips below 3000 rep?

Suppose a user achieves 3000 reputation points and begins casting close votes. Then, the user downvotes an answer and loses 1 reputation point, falling to 2999. What happens to the close votes? Do ...
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Tag link does not provide complete list of questions with that tag

I was looking for this question, which I speculated was tagged parshat-shelach. I clicked that tag from another question and didn't find my question. So I searched for my question, confirmed the tag,...
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How do I escape underscores in data explorer?

It seems that underscore (_) is a wildcard character in Data Explorer. How do I escape it to search for an actual underscore? Better - is there any indexing on words a la Lucene or RegEx support ...
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Is it possible to edit a deleted question?

Is it possible to edit a deleted question? This question is its own answer. The following text was added by a mod, by the original author, and by another 10K+ user, while the question was deleted, ...
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How do I enter an RTL answer? [duplicate]

How do I tell the website that my text should be formatted RTL? I tried wrapping the answer in <DIV dir=rtl> but that got rid of all formatting in the answer - and didn't fix the problem. It's ...
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How do I post a comment in a discussion thread?

User help: I am relatively new to this forum. This site currently grants me the capability to provide an answer to any posted question, however, I do not see a feature enabling me to add a comment to ...
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Why can you accept your own answer to your question?

I was reviewing questions that I asked and wanted to accept an answer which I then saw was actually supplied by me (yes, I answered my own question) - The “Shir Hamaalos” etc before Maariv: is it said ...
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Do closed questions no longer show up on the front page?

After a recent question was closed, I've repeatedly had to search for it to find it. Do closed questions no longer show up on the front page?
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CW caused by too many editors includes the OP?

This question was converted to community wiki by its most recent edit, which exceeded the threshold for number of editors. The message in the revision log is "[made Community Wiki by being edited by ...